Though Straughter and Crowder both implicated each other in the case, Straughter testified during his own trial that Taylor pulled the trigger for the third bullet that struck McGee.
Taylor, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery. Taylor earned parole because of time served and spent about a year behind bars.
In 2006, police arrested Taylor for allegedly shooting a man and critically injuring him following an argument at a Charleston bar. It's unclear if he served time in connection.
The Straughter brothers had numerous brushes with the law. They both served four years together in federal prison in connection to crack cocaine charges.
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